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BIE Feature: March

HR Admin Consulting

HR Admin Consulting

1 Year in Business  

Submitted by Sunanda Bhattacharya-Founder & Owner 

What’s your story?  

People are complex, which means there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to human resources. At HR Admin Consulting, we offer down-to-earth services that are tailored to fit your business, industry, and team. We’ll help you find and retain talent, create effective teams, and manage it all with less stress. 

I have worked in various countries, industries, and roles in my extensive career as an HR professional. I faced challenges with a lot of optimism, often surprising others as I work attentively and calmly to transform chaos into structured systems. 

Always intentional in my path, I earned my Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation and an MBA in HR. As I gained experience in HR and business management, I gained a broad range of expertise in HR operations, technology, and administration.  

I have had the opportunity to work on large-scale change management projects, including mergers and acquisitions. My achievements have earned me awards and accolades, as well as a diverse range of experience which I now apply to small and medium-sized businesses in Edmonton. 

Continuing education is an important component of my personal and professional growth goals. In this pursuit, I have taken specialized courses presented by Harvard University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Alberta. I am also a presenter and attendee at various workshops and industry conferences in Canada and internationally.  

In my spare time, I like to volunteer my time, mentorship, and expertise to various organizations in Alberta, including The Today Centre, CPHR Alberta, SAIT Calgary, University of Alberta Human Resource Management Association, and WECAN Food Basket Society of Edmonton. 


What do you enjoy most about being a member of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce? 

Access to the network of other business owners and opportunities to participate and network through different events offered by the Edmonton Chamber. 


What is one thing people are surprised to learn about your business? 

I charge my clients at an hourly rate based on my actual engagement. Engaging me to do the work is as cost-efficient as paying an HR Employee, minus the commitment of full-time hours. Clients will pay me for as and when they need my involvement. 


Who is your ideal client? 

Start-up companies hiring people to grow, small business owners or medium-sized companies.


What has been your biggest challenge in business, and how did you overcome it? 

Earning trust from new clients can be challenging but once they work with me, they experience the quality of my services and I earn their trust.


What is your favourite thing to do in Edmonton? 

To explore all the events and new features the city offers. My husband and I also picked up bird photography as a new hobby during the pandemic. We explore parks in and around Edmonton in search of a nice shot.


If you could make one substantial improvement to Edmonton’s business environment, what would it be? 

Bring in more technology companies to Edmonton. 


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